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Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle.

Original Title Beauty and the Beast
Italian Title La bella e la bestia
Category Out of competition
Section Cartoons
Tipology Animation
Duration 84'
Production Year 1991
Nationality USA
Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Screenplay Linda Woolverton
Original Voices Paige O'Hara, Angela Lansbury, Robby Benson

 regista Gary TrousdaleGARY TROUSDALE

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts. He was hired in 1985 by Disney to work on "The Black Cauldron," and continued his relationship with the company for years. He gained true prominence in his field with the success of his animated film directorial debut "Beauty and the Beast," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. He continues to work with Disney, and lives in the San Fernando Valley, a suburban area of Los Angeles, California.

 regista kirk wiseKIRK WISE

Kirk Wise was born on August 24, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for La città incantata (2001), La bella e la bestia (1991) and Il gobbo di Notre Dame (1996).